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Activities we offer

Join us to explore the Zomba Plateau by foot. We have a range of walking tours to suit all abilities.

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Short Hike

1-3 Hours Duration

A short leg stretch to explore the natural trails and visit Williams Falls.

From:

$15 for group of 5

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Medium Hike

3-5 Hours Duration

In half a day you can explore Emperors and Queens Views, the amazing Ku Chawe Ridge or Chagwa dam and peak - you decide.

From:

$20for group of 5

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Day Long Hike

6 Hours + Duration

A full day of adventure - you could visit the amazing Chingwe’s Hole, ,the Enchanted Forest of try out the Super Hike - our longest route on the plateau.

From:

$25for group of 5

All hikes start from:

ZFL, Ku Chawe, Trout Farm on the Plateau, or Casa Rossa, Pa Kachere on the outskirts of town.

Note: for groups of more than 5 people each extra person pays 5 dollars each. A group of more than 10 people will be recommended to hire 2 guides or more depending on how big the group is, please call your guide to discuss.

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Colonial city

and market tours

1-3 Hours Duration

Have fun in an old capital, visit some historic places as well as a walk around the central market. This could be short or a half day trip.

From:

$20 for group of 5

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Zomba rural

tours

All Day

Enjoy and observe every day village life, learn how hard it is to survive in rural Africa and also how some local foods are cooked/prepared such as the staple (Nsima). Upon request, you can see some traditional dances, watch local/rural football/netball matches or play with or against rural football/netball players/teams.

From:

$20for group of 5

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Lake Chilwa

and Chisi island

All Day

The second largest lake in Malawi covers over an area of 650 square kms though subject to fluctuations in water levels.  The lake is surrounded by flood plains and isolated hills, its waters is shallow, saline and slimy.  Lake Chilwa is also a birdwatching paradise, supporting a great variety of shorebirds and the baobab on Chisi Island hosts hornbills and eagles. Activities could include canoeing/boat riding, birds watching and workaday African Village that too few tourists to Africa ever get to experience. This is a day trip which might include canoeing and walking in an amazing baobab forest as well as admiring life style of local people on the Island. 

From:

$25for group of 5

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Malosa

mountain

All Day

The whole day hike from Malosa mountain to Zomba mountain across the Domasi valley and find a village from the middle of nowhere whose ancestors ran away from tribal wars.

From:

$ on request

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Chikala Pillars

(Malapi) 

All Day

 A series of sandstone pinnacles located deep in forest and farmland away outside Zomba. The pillars look like a series of earthen church steeples, all jostling for space in their reach for the heavens.  A place where ancestors used for confession (malapi) and praying to their gods. Birders here may encounter owls and nightjars as they are known to roost in the area’s many hollows and crevices. On  the way back, a short detour to Chilema (paralysed tree) at the Upper Shire Anglican mission station. 

From:

$25for group of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some other activities like running following Run4Reforestation routes, wild camping and cycling can be arranged upon request.

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